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Vegetarian Groups That Changed The World – Rynn Berry

  Photo Credit – we will add as soon as someone claims it! Rynn Berry left us a year ago – January 9, 2014. Rynn was a great friend. He always enthusiastically answered our historical questions. He always gave us great support for our library / research projects – we exchanged material freely & often. Please enjoy 63 minutes of ‘classic Rynn’ – sharing his research & educating people. Non-violent eating!…

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General/ Travel/ vegan history/ Vegan Parenting/ vegetarian history

Vegan Adventurers – Starting In 1925 – Going Around The World

Vegan Adventurers – Starting In 1925 – Going Around The World J. de Leeuw-Pool & family of Andijk (Holland) – vegetarians – living exclusively on raw plants, fruits and wholemeal bread – ……on a grand voyage! ‘Pre-hippies’ – long forgotten by the vegan / vegetarian community. Postcard-sized & smaller – simple flyers – printed on thin paper – in our Ernest Bell Library collection. Kept in our ‘Wonderful Mavericks & Eccentrics’ file. Fortunately, around 90 years ago,…

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Donald Watson Article – Spring 1948 – The Vegan Magazine

The Ernest Bell Library has a passion for sharing excellent quality vegan articles / items – making them easily available to 21st C folk. Most early books & magazines on veganism were originally only published in the hundreds or in the low-thousands of copies. Wars, weather, insects, careless humans, etc. have combined to make many of them very hard to find. Photo – Donald Watson reads the 1st ever copy of The Vegan…

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LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE – By Dugald Semple – Vegan 108 Years Ago

~ Personally, I began rather drastically over 50 years ago by cutting out not only all meat or flesh foods, but milk, eggs, butter, tea and coffee. Cheese I have never eaten; indeed I hate the very smell of this decayed milk. Next, I adopted a diet of nuts, fruit, cereals and vegetables. On this Edenic fare I lived for some ten years, and found that my health and strength…

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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Henry S. Salt was “…The First Writer To Consider The Issue Of Animal Rights Explicitly, As Opposed To Better Animal Welfare.”

  Animals’ Rights Considered in relation to social progress – with a bibliographical appendix by Henry S. Salt. Published 1892 by G. Bell in London, New York . This is one of the most handled & most admired items in our Ernest Bell Library. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. A contemporary review of the book Animals’ Rights The Times, October 27, 1892 Books of the Week ~ While the subject of vivisection is so…

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Asenath Nicholson – ‘Vegan in New York’ in the 1830s – Missionary, Philanthropist And Traveler

I add  bold red to some text to emphasize vegan-ness. J ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ~ “My reason for objecting to every species of matter to be used as food, except the direct produce of the earth – as maybe seen in my last publication – is founded on the broad ground that no other matter is suited to the organs of man. This applies then with the same force to eggs, milk, cheese, and fish,…

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Vegan ‘Butter’ In 1894 AKA Margarine – With A Big Thank You To Napolean (The Third One)! – Historical Vegan Marketing Campaigns

The Vegan Age In 2014 we have vegan products made by wholly vegan companies. Veg(etari)ans & Food Reformers in the 19th century enjoyed very few manufactured, tongue-enticing ‘convenience’ foods. Some of the items quoted here are close to 120 years old. Here at the Ernest Bell Library we really enjoy seeing really great examples of marketing; especially when they were done for humanitarian / vegetarian / vegan etc. products, publications…

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The Vegetarians’ Barnyard – 3D vegetable art by Carl V. Burger 1935 – …….& notes on – Wheeler McMillan …& bankers actively bankrupting farmers in the US …& wars …& chemurgy.

THE COUNTRY HOME – front cover of the issue from – SEPTEMBER 1935 There is a somewhat bizarre ‘vegetarian’ article on p42 – see below.   3D vegetable art by Carl V. Burger (1888-1967) – an artist and writer of children’s books about animals and natural history. Wiki – Archive – More of Carl’s work – Pinterest A fun item in our Ernest Bell Library collection. Above are images of the front cover…

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Rynn Berry left us a few hours ago – a loveable vegan historian & a great friend.

Rynn’s close friend, Martin Rowe,  posted this news on Facebook today – Jan 9 2014. “I’ve been to the hospital, and I’m sorry to confirm that Rynn Berry passed away today at 12:30 p.m. His family was with him. I can give no further details, since I am not a next-of-kin, but I was told that he had gone into cardiac arrest in ProspectPark. When I saw him yesterday, he…

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Humor/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Vegan Postcard by Donald McGill – circa 1918 – with some George Orwell notes

DONALD McGILL ‘VEGAN’ POSTCARD – circa 1918 PUBLISHER- INTER ART COMIQUE SERIES 2387 . JACK SPRAT COULD EAT NOT FAT AND HIS WIFE COULD EAT NO LEAN AND SO BETWEEN THEM BOTH They decided that, having already given up Tea, Sugar, Jam, Potatoes, Butter, Cheese and Eggs, THEY WOULD ALSO GIVE UP MEAT.  . The original postcard is in our Ernest Bell Library. We have no idea of what Jack…

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